Taghreed is a public health professional and an early career researcher. She holds a PhD degree in Sociology from the University of Leicester and a Master degree of Public Health, with a focus on health promotion and community health, from the American University of Beirut. Her doctorate research focused on understanding the social risks of sexual behaviour among university students in Beirut and investigating the strategies they utilise to manage these risks. She draws on more than eleven years of research and programmatic experience. Before she joined LSTM, Taghreed worked as a freelance consultant with ‘Watipa Community Interest Company’ on sexual health issues relating to HIV, stigma and discrimination, gender and sexuality. She also worked as an ‘HIV officer on stigma’ at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in London on sexual health and HIV-related issues, between Oct 2011 and Nov 2015. Before that, she worked in academia for more than six years as a ‘Research Assistant’ and a ‘Senior Research Assistant’ at the American University of Beirut, department of Health Promotion and Community Health.
Her research interests revolve around sociological and public health related issues in terms of health promotion, disease/illness prevention and policy change. More specifically, she is interested in sexual and reproductive health research; social and health risks; gender-related issues; as well as research capacity strengthening.
Taghreed is Deputy at the Postgraduate Research Degree Board of Studies and a member of the Early Career Researchers Group at LSTM
She is also a member of the ‘Reproductive Health Working Group’ network in the Arab Region and Turkey